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Welcome!

My name is Lizette Croes, I’m a 23 year old model and photographer currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

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I started building this website in April 2015 after continuous encouragement from friends, family and some amazing people I met through social media to start a blog.
Although I immediately fell in love with blogging and the people I’ve met because of it, I slowly lost interest in writing about fashion and styling outfits.

Because I started modelling again, what I put out on this blog has changed a bit.
I write about everything that interests me in life, which is a lot more about travelling, lifestyle and photography than strictly fashion and beauty.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love clothing and makeup. They’re just more of a bonus to me.
As my life changes, I’d like to change the content of this blog along with me.Processed with VSCO with b5 presetThere’s a lot more personal stuff included on this website nowadays, like my own photography.

So who runs this blog?

Lizz.. Lizzerd.. Lizzel.. Lizette..
Probably all of these have been used somewhere on here and they’re all the same person: Me.
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I also go by Butterz occasionally…

I style my own outfits, take pictures of them and edit these myself.
Last year, I started doing more photography, which is how I got interested in modeling in the first place.

Who am I?

My full name is Lizette Margarethe Marlotte Croes,
but Liz is just fine.
I was born in Mendrisio, Switserland and grew up in the small town of Cocquio Trevisago  in the North of Italy with my three older siblings. This town was so small it didn’t even show up on Google maps until a few months ago.
Not joking.
Although I didn’t move to the Netherlands until I was nineteen, my first language and my nationality is Dutch.
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When I was ten, we moved to a slightly bigger town emphasis on slightly  in Belgium, where I completed high school in 2012. Imagine a country town, with cows and everything, and that’s the kind of place I lived in for almost ten years.

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Shortly after graduating, I moved to Utrecht in the Netherlands Oh yeaah the “big”city and went to university to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. Much to my own surprise, I absolutely hated it.
Seriously.
It took me two years, but I finally managed to come to terms with the fact that I am  not cut out to be a doctor. I still lived in Utrecht, and switched to studying History.
Which I disliked equally, if not more.

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Utrecht is where I really started to develop my own style. I had a rough time making friends and spent a lot of time roaming around vintage shops whenever I didn’t have class. I discovered the wonderous world of Instagram and started posting my outfits on there. The reactions I’d get made me want to post more
I like seeing people wear outfits that reflect who they are, and I enjoy grabbing attention with what I wear. How you style your clothes really is a creative outlet.
I noticed my interest would shift more towards the pictures and how they were taken, and decided I wanted to start doing that too.

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In January 2017 I made the decision to start modeling fultime.

I couldn’t do that in the Netherlands or Belgium, so I packed two suitcases and left for Greece.  I had no real plan, accommodation for only a week and no return ticket. I ended up staying for nearly four months, with high highs and deep lows. I’m grateful for the experience and I loved my time in Greece, but I won’t return to live there ever again.

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In April 2017, I moved to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. This is where I not only fell in love with modeling, I also got behind the lens again with confidence. I can honestly say it is one of the most magical places I’ve come to know. The people I met here will be my friends for the rest of my life.

Through modeling, I change my location every couple of months. I’m living a bit of a nomadic lifestyle at the moment, but that’s just how I like it. Right now, it’s Cape Town.

After that?

No idea.

If you’re interested in knowing more, feel free to follow along.

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So that’s the basics!

If you have questions, my contact info is on here for that reason.
I always reply.
It might take a week, but I always do

Hope to see you back here soon!

Lots of love,

Lizz

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